Safety concerns with ground-mounted solar? You shouldn’t have any
When it comes to solar panels installed on your roof, there isn’t much concern for personal safety because the panels are likely out of reach for anyone without a ladder. But that changes with ground-mounted solar, because panels are accessible to anyone tall enough to reach them.
So the question is, are the panels dangerous to touch, and do they pose a safety risk for young children curious enough to not abide by parents’ wishes to stay away?
The answer for both questions is no. In this case, we’ll let a picture do much of the talking for us. Notice the protective mesh fencing that keeps the wiring from being disturbed.
Power Home Solar uses MC-4 connectors when connecting wires together, and a special tool is needed to disconnect the circuits. All other wiring is protected and housed in an insulated jacket, conduit, and/or NEMA (National Electric Manufacturers Association) rated enclosures. You simply won’t get hurt just by touching the panels. The durability of panels has already been something we’ve addressed, and it’s apparent that it will take a lot for your panels to fail.
So if installing a ground-mounted unit is your best option to capture the most solar energy for your home, know that safety should be of very little concern for you or your family members, unless you have the tools to disassemble circuits or the want to destroy your system. Based on the investment customers make in solar, it’s difficult to see anyone having willingness to do that.
With our innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. The solar panels installed on your home are American made and come with a 25-year warranty, with many panels expected to last well beyond that.
Please feel free to fill out the form below or contact Power Home Solar at 800-765-2715, and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program.